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Pronunciation: /ˈstɪŋkɪŋ/

Translation of stinking in Spanish:


(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 (smelly) hediondo, fétido, apestoso
    Example sentences
    • It follows a fleeing him like a stink cloud, misconstruing his running away as an opportunity to take more pictures and ask more questions.
    • Giant oil drum of sludge in a back closet next to the bathroom: someone bumped the lid off this with a bit of equipment and immediately vomited due to the stench that came out from the stink barrel.
    • I'm trying that right now, but I can't have this stink situation put a damper on my session situation.
    Example sentences
    • She is a visionary, driven by a remarkable energy, determined and brave, undeterred by threats and harassment and numerous arrests and uncomfortable nights in stinking police cells.
    • This blight was caused by a fungus, Phytophthora infestans, and its effect, where it took hold, was to destroy crops almost completely, leaving farmers with nothing but stinking black rotten remains of the tubers.
    • Thousands of prisoners every morning have to get up and empty the stinking chamber pots which have sat in their cells overnight.
    1.2 (very bad) [colloquial/familiar] I've got a stinking cold tengo un resfriado espantoso keep your stinking job! ¡quédate con tu maldito or asqueroso trabajo! [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • I can't really think of any, and if that's all there are, then, isn't that a stink reason to give your sovereignty away?
    Example sentences
    • Tonight will be spent having a couple of quiet ones at Le Pub - I've only just got over jetlag so wouldn't want to jeopardise my recovery by turning up to work with a stinking hangover tomorrow.
    • A severe attack usually coincides with a stinking hangover and can start as early as midday, from whence I will spend the rest of the weekend brooding on the inevitability of Monday morning.
    • Achievement of the day: got up and down a 4000 metre mountain in under fourteen hours, with a stinking cold, and no sleep at the halfway shed due to aching sinuses and the general lack of air.


  • [colloquial/familiar] (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) they're stinking rich están forrados (de dinero) [colloquial/familiar], están podridos en plata or (Spain/España) podridos de dinero [colloquial/familiar] he was stinking drunk estaba como una cuba [colloquial/familiar]

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